Prints on glossy paper turn out slightly dark

Started Mar 21, 2013 | Questions thread
pherold
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Re: Prints on glossy paper turn out slightly dark
In reply to francesco from rome, Mar 22, 2013

Hi Francesco,

Glossy papers will by their very nature give you darker blacks, and this is a good thing & expected.  Might this be what you're seeing when you say your pics are dark?

It's also common for those who are new to this screen-to-print matching effort for their displays to be too light.  A good thing to test is to compare a blank white screen on your monitor to a blank piece of your printer paper.  If the display is "brighter", then there's no way your prints are going to match your display.  There's more information on this here:

http://www.colorwiki.com/wiki/My_Printer_Is_Too_Dark

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